Cable Technician

Clearance Level
Hardware Engineering
Arlington, Virginia

REQ#: RQ102253

Travel Required: 25-50%
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and thats important.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.

We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we cant turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a Cable Technician joining our team to support JSP-ETM activities at the Pentagon.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Cable Technician supporting JSP-ETM, you will be trusted to installation and documentation of new and/or updated Inside Plant cable infrastructure to include conduit, cable trays, copper, coax, fiber and all associated elements in the Pentagon, Mark Center, & buildings within the NCR supported by JSP in accordance with scope of work statements.  High paced and attention to detail a must.  Must follow JSP and commercial best practice procedures, standards required for installation of cable racks, wiring of the racks and testing required during installation.  In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Analyzes, administers, and maintains telecommunications and network cabling infrastructure.

  • Responsible for tasks assigned by Coordinators in connection with service orders and repair activities related to Category 6 cabling, Voice over IP networks (VOIP), and fiber optic cabling infrastructure.

  • Dress, terminate and test cables and components, Ability to work with power tools and ladders

  • Ability to work well with others and communicate with supervisors. Computer literate with basic Networking Skills

  • Installs, maintains, and repairs voice and data communications systems

  • Interprets service orders, circuit diagrams, and electrical schematics

  • Tests, locates, installs, and repairs cabling infrastructure associated with trouble calls, and performs routine maintenance

  • Verifies work order information and receipt of all necessary equipment and information

  • Verifies service by testing installed cabling, identifying, correcting, or escalating problems

  • Well versed in the use of network cabling test equipment including network testers, copper cable testers, fiber OTDRs and fiber power meters.

  • Documents network by labeling and routing equipment and cables; recording configuration diagrams and specifications

  • Maintains network by troubleshooting and repairing outages; testing network back-up procedures; updating documentation

  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned

  • Participates in special projects as required

  • Identify, track, and remove abandoned cable, and keep cable neatly tied and bundled while maintaining safety standards


  • Active Secret Clearance

  • 3-5 years of related telecommunications experience.

  • Associates Degree in a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training or work experience.

  • Must be familiar with BICSI rules, regulations, and standard

  • Candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively to personnel of various expertise levels.

  • Problem analysis and problem solving.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Strong customer service experience is highly preferred


This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Texas or Montana or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.